Morning Music and Game Thread (Baseball and Hoops).
“Sunny Afternoon”–The Kinks
Never mind the UV Rays:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
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Philthy needs to grow that 'stache out ... and apply for a role on Boardwalk Empire!
That was good, Phil. Keep it up.
 That would give a whole new meaning to 'Philthy'.
Phil made Bautista look absolutely phoolish on that breaking ball. Nice.
Actually getting to watch the game! For a little while, at least...
Phil lookin' good, thus far!
Good job, Overbay.
nice pitch, phil!
Not bad, kid.
do you guys get the YES or TBS feed?
what's sterling's call for boesch? (scared to ask...)
 Dude, Sterling is not on YES, you hoid?
I'll listen to the WCBS highlights later and inform Banterers what the call for BB is.
 yes, i know that. was just curious...
thanks in advance. i'll check back later...
Apparently it's "BB hits a BB! That's Boesch By Gosh"
oh yeah, i heard about the "bb hits a bb". they're both pretty lame, as to be expected, especially the 2nd half of it...
Energy Boy. Hm.
Very nice, Phil.
So, yeah, I predicted the Celtics would salvage this game. Looks like they will. I might watch the fourth quarter anyway.
Wow, Michael Kay actually said something informative!
(Passing along Joe Girardi's explanation of why Cervelli had his bare hand out on that pitch, the one that broke his hand.)
 That just reminds me of OshKosh B'gosh.
 was it something about a 2-strike count and a runner on first?
 exactly what I thought. would be better if he included that.
Siddown, Bautista, ya' bum.
 Two strike count. (I think there was nobody on base.) If the third strike swinging hits the ground, it's much easier for the catcher to get after it if his hand is out. If his hand is behind his back his balance is wrong.
We need the bases empty, because you know one of these monsters is gonna take Phil deep...
Dang. Not one ball hit hard.
3 horseshit hit in a row. Lame.
 exactly what i was thinking.
ron darling, too... (he was talking about phil's penchant for the longball...)
Now, runners for our team, please. Some walks would be good.
Is Kawasaki old enough to play in the bigs? He looks 12.
So, Boesch is not exactly a Gold Glove, huh?
Well, that's what I get for being behind in the broadcast ...
Not bad, Philip.
Walks, I want walks now.
No, not that. Walks.
Uh, WTF is Adam Warren doing warming up in a 1-2 game ... when he hasn't pitched since the last Ice Age?!?!?!?
Whoops, 6 rather than 5. I meant.
Did anyone say why Gardner isn't playing? Can't hit the knuckler? Or what?
 Rest. Only player in basebaal to have played every inning in every game so far ...
(Cult, I hope you see the play before you see my comment.)
 Heh ... had a feeling something like that was coming ... what with the delay and all!!!
 Nope, but all in all, I'll take it!!!
Damn, the Knicks are closing fast. Down 19 at the half, but they've cut the lead to five...
Good eye, Rob!
And the Knicks have tied the game, wow.
Clearly Ben Francisco should have been in there
Fuck. We're out to lunch and I'm missing Mo : (
Even though they didn't really hit him, beating royal pompous ass R.A. Dickey is nice.
Thanks be to Mo.
And 90 seconds of hoops left, game is tied!
Kincks take the lead with 1:18 to go.
Um, yeah, the Kinks take the lead On a Sunny Afternoon. That's what I meant to say!
Why on earth did the Knicks run down the clock and take a horrible shot, thus giving the Celtics the last shot of regulation? Incredibly stupid.
NBA teams in general have no idea how to manage the clock at the end of the game, none at all.
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